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Algae and Fuels

All About AlgaeOne of the key advantages of using algae as a feedstock for biofuels is that they can be used to produce many different types of fuel. Whether it’s green gasoline, jet fuel, biodiesel, ethanol, or others, algae have the ability to meet our transportation fuel needs.

Algae can be used to create renewable versions of every major type of fuel.  This includes aviation fuel, biodiesel, and green gasoline.

Unlike many other types of renewable fuels, algae fuels do not require any modifications to vehicles before they can be used.

Algae aviation fuel and green gasoline chemically mimic traditional fuel sources, allowing them to be “drop-in” fuels.  This means algae fuels can be poured directly into the tank of any vehicle (boat, plane, train, or automobile) and work just like standard fossil fuels. They can also be blended at any level with traditional fuels.

Algae biodiesel contains no petroleum, but it can still be blended at any level with regular diesel. Biodiesel also the advantage of being simple to use, biodegradable, nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics.

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